It’s hard not to love the original line of compact Macs that helped launch the personal computing revolution of the mid-1980s. In 1992, my mother bought me a Macintosh Classic II so I could write my senior thesis in my apartment rather than sweating it out in the computer lab. With its monochrome display, 2 MB RAM and 40 MB storage, it seemed all the computer I would ever need. In retrospect, we were at the tail end of the “computer as typewriter” era, and our personal and professional lives would soon be transformed by the rise of the World Wide Web the very next year.
This model is based on a Mac Classic from 1991 that sits in my office. It looks beaten and worse for the wear, but evokes a tremendous nostalgia for me. This week, I took several photographs of it from different angles, and these photos became the textures.
If you download this model, I’m honored! Leave a comment below and let me know how you’re using it; I’d love to hear.
The MacPaint art is by Susan Kare.
Modeled in Cinema 4D